In 2 dimensional art we present form with shadows, highlights and perspective, but you can't use shadows and highlights without gradients. So, without gradients there is almost no form or illusion of the 3rd dimension. This video shows you how to do that even with a small color palette. (5 min. 36 sec.)
Grinders are inexpensive but return a lot of creative options and save a lot of time. This video details the ways to get precise shape and fit, and discusses the hardware choices. (6 min. 3 sec.)
There are some things you cannot cut with nippers. Also there are some letters and numbers that have enclosed areas that need to be removed. There is a special technique for enclosed areas. All is covered in this video. (8 min. 4 sec.)
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